Monday, 28 September 2015

Waders Are Back

The Waders have returned; Pacific Golden Plover, Lesser-Sand Plover, Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, and Curlew Sandpiper were all recorded on this count. 
Our resident Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, White-faced Heron, Little Egret, Eastern Osprey, Brahminy Kite, and Gull-billed Tern were also present.
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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Some of the mixed flock

Just before we left home for the wader count, we heard on the radio that a sink hole had developed at one of the Inskip Point camping grounds. A 4wd, camper trailer, tent and caravan all ended up in the water. Over three hundred people were evacuated from the area.It happened about midnight on the 27/9/15.Everyone was safe and accounted for.
This photo was taken on the 27/9/15

This was taken on the 28/9/15 from the same position
after more sand went overnight.

 The Caravan 28/9/15
 The Caravan 27/9/15
Hard to say if this is the 4wd or the camper trailer. 27/9/15
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mick said...

Thanks for a great day yesterday! The photos of the shorebirds are especially great. I must get out there soon!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great bird photos.I especially love the B. Kite. Hope notone was hurt from the incident.

marsha said...

great post...I read about this sinkhole somewhere recently...

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! But scary about the sink hole. Ugh.

Stewart M said...

I saw the reports of this 'sink hole' on the news - pretty scary for those involved I think.

I hope to see if I can find any waders this weekend.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne